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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Marian Louise Brooks, 77, Cumming
Marian Louise Brooks 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 22, 2017.   She was predeceased in death by her husband Rev. Kenneth Brooks.   She is survive ...

Gwinnett

Katharina “Kathe” Galloway, 85, passed away on July 22, 2017.  She was born in spring of 1932, in Sopron, Hungary, a small city along the western border with Austr ...
Christy Lou Miller, 70, Buford
Christy Lou Miller, age 70 of Buford, GA, went home to be with the Lord July 21, 2017. Christy was born in Oklahoma City, OK; lived the last five years in Clarkston, WA before retu ...
Dorothy Cheeley Willis died on July 22nd, 2017. Mrs. Willis was born in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia.  She attended GA State college for Women and Georgia State Univers ...

Jackson

Margarite Hennies Cunningham, 89, Ostrander, Ohio formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margarite Hennies Cunningham, age 89 of Ostrander, Ohio, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017 ...
Chad Wesley Fouche, 42, Nicholson
Mr. Chad Wesley Fouche, age 42, of Nicholson GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Fouche was born in Biloxi, MS to Stanley and Brenda Tindle ...
Mary Ruth Koons, 71, Maysville
Mary Ruth Koons age 71 of Madisonville, TN formerly of Maysville passed away July 22, 2017.   Mrs. Koons was born in Louisville, TN on Feb. 9, 1946 to Blanch Russell. She wo ...

Other

Buford Pratt Smith, 74, Alpharetta
Buford Pratt Smith 74, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife Sheila Pratt and his sister Wista jane Currey. A memorial service will be he ...
Ronald Steve Wilkie, 71, Danielsville
Mr. Ronald Steve Wilkie, age 71, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkie was born in Commerce to the late Jedediah Wilbanks and Lillie M ...

Rabun

Mary Caudell, 86, Clayton
Mary G. Caudell, age 86 of Clayton, Georgia died Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Cephus Milton Shirley and Bertha Mitchell Shirley and sister, Car ...

Stephens

Mr. Lander Sherrill Heaton, age 72 of 108 Hill Place, Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Guy and Geneva Fountain Heaton, he was born ...
Zina Amanda Sargent, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Zina Amanda Sargent, age 82 of Queen Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A daughter o ...

White

Claude Alexander, 75, Cleveland
Claude Alexander age 75 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 22, 2017.  Mr. Alexander was born in Gainesville the son of the late Guy Wesley and Lucille Roberts Alexander ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.